Day 106: A Comforting Word

Acts 18:7-10 :

He departed there, and went into the house of a certain man named Justus, one who worshiped God, whose house was next door to the synagogue. Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his house. Many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized. The Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, “Don’t be afraid, but speak and don’t be silent; for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many people in this city.”

We read here that Paul when into a house next door to the synagogue. This was probably a daring move because most of Paul’s persecutions came from people who went to a synagogue. Paul just finished telling them that he wasn’t coming back and they probably didn’t like what he said. It must have been a wonderful blessing to Paul when he heard from the Lord that he wouldn’t get hurt this time. God also revealed that He had “many people” in the city of Corinth.

One of those people was the ruler of the synagogue. What an amazing difference it can make when government officials believe in Jesus. So much good can be done when a leader who believes, influences those who are looking to him for guidance.

God is able to get us out of trouble even when we can’t figure out how it would be possible. We need to follow God and realize that He knows everything and is very able to turn things around. Even when things don’t turn out well for us in these times, God is doing something good all the time and we will benefit from it when the time is right.